Lithuania’s newly revamped Pabandom is naujo! Eurovizijos atranka 2020 continues its six-week run in a couple of hours. But before that, let’s see which Heat Three acts you’re most excited for.
Aistė Pilvelytė is your favourite in Heat Three of Lithuania’s Eurovizijos atranka 2020
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The third and final heat of Lithuania's Eurovision 2020 selection was filmed on Tuesday night. Some of the acts participating include: Aist? Pilvelyt? – “Everlastingly” Evgenya Redko – “What About Us” Ruslanas Kirilkinas – “Soldiers Heart” Nombeko August? – “Reikia man” / “I need“ Vitalijus Špokaitis – “Nemušk Sav?s”/ “Don't Hit Yourself” The Roop – “On Fire” Photos via LRT #eurovision #esc2020 #eurovisionsongcontest2020 #eurovision2020 #openup
Some weeks back, we asked you to vote for the Eurovizijos atranka 2020 act which you were most excited for. Online polls aren’t an exact science at the best of times, and in this instance they’re particularly tricky since not all of the entries were released at the time of voting. Therefore, many readers will have made their decisions based on an artist’s past pedigree.
Nonetheless, the results are still fun to look at. And Aistė Pilvelytė is a clear favourite. The 12-time Eurovizijos atranka veteran picked up 142 votes.
Coming a relatively close second is Ruslanas Kirilkinas with 113 votes. Some distance behind him is Evgenya Redko with just 38 votes. Returnees THE ROOP, Nombeko Augustė and KaYra round out the top six.
Only six of the 12-strong field will qualify for the semi-finals.
Which Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 act are you most excited for? (Results)
- Aistė Pilvelytė 9.98% (142 votes)
- Ruslanas Kirilkinas 7.94% (113 votes)
- Evgenya Redko 2.67% (38 votes)
- THE ROOP 2.6% (37 votes)
- Nombeko Augustė 1.48% (21 votes)
- KaYra 1.41% (20 votes)
- Justina Žukauskaitė 1.12% (16 votes)
- Vitalijus Špokaitis 0.98% (14 votes)
- Lukas Bartaška 0.77% (11 votes)
- Bernardas 0.49% (7 votes)
- Rokas Povilius 0.35% (5 votes)
- The Backs 0.35% (5 votes)
Total Votes: 1,423
Note, this poll included all 36 Eurovizijos atranka 2020 acts. For the purposes of this post, we have extracted all of the heat three entries. The figures for percentages and total votes relate to the complete poll.
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What do you think? Do you agree with the poll results? Let us know in the comments.
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The third and final heat of Lithuania's Eurovision 2020 selection was filmed on Tuesday night. Some of the acts participating include: KaYra – “Alligator” The Backs – “Fully” Bernardas Garba?iauskas – “Dad, Don’t Be Mad at Me” Justina Žukauskait? – “Breath In” Rokas Povilius – “Vilnius Calling” Lukas Bartaška – “Where Is That Change?” Photos via LRT #eurovision #esc2020 #eurovisionsongcontest2020 #eurovision2020 #openup
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After live, my six qualifiers would be KaYra, Nombeko Auguste, Lukas Bartaška, Evgenya Radko, Aiste Pilvelyte and either Vitalijus or Rokas. I’m not sure which one among the latter two was more amusing on stage. The first three should definitely qualify!
Huh. I never thought about it like that. But I actually don’t think these two songs are that far apart in terms of quality. ‘Unbreakable’ just went and said ‘F it. I’m not even gonna pretend’. So, arguably, it’s the more authentic of those two.
I’m not expecting Emily Dickinson either since I don’t know who that is. But I suppose you are right, the target audience is semi-illiterate, they are going to think it’s poetry.
I mean, Aiste is the only one I bothered to look up here and I am going to watch her performance on YouTube cause I wanna see her hard at work with this two dollar steak of a song. But I have no clue whether to be happy or sad for her if she finally won the Eurovision ticket with THAT. Lithuania has been trolling her a lot. I looked it up. Not only the juries chose that rubbish from 2017 over her, the televoters did too. Assuming televoting in Lithuania is fair and square. (???) Same in 2010 and… Read more »
Lithuanian voting is so odd most of the time. They tend to have amazing songs in their NF, yet pick very randomly. I am pleasantly surprised that Ieva managed to win with her stunning song back in 2018.
I have to admit that I absolutely adore “Rain of Revolution”, it was one of my favourite songs of 2017. I still don’t understand why so many people seem to hate it.
Because I’m like a wolf.
I didn’t really like “I’m Like A Wolf”, it was far too messy for my taste, Aiste’s vocals didn’t match the style of the song and and the seizure-triggering staging didn’t help it either. Don’t get me wrong, Fusedmarc’s entry was a mess as well, but a beautiful one (in my opinion of course).
It was an ear sore. All kinds of sores, really. Aiste was like a wolf. And on top of that, like a diamond, the horizon. Unbreakable.
She sure was, Bean. She should found a band together with IVAN, seeing that they’re both so obsessed with wolves.
I’d love that for a Eurovision act. Both Belarus and Lithuania could need it.
“Everlastingly” or “Unbreakable” is a great song, best song by the composer Thomas G: son, the song is winner, with so much power and energy, it’s an explosive charge, just like the love about which the song is sung.
I think comparing “Unbreakable” to “Spirit in the Sky” is an exaggeration. I’m not a big fan of the latter, but KEiiNO at least had an enjoyable gimmick, catchy chorus and modern production, and Aiste has none of those.
Gimmick? What was the gimmick? Indigenous folk song style is not a gimmick. Clapping as a feature is a gimmick though, so Soldi had a gimmick, not Spirit in the Sky.
Indigenous folk singing is not a gimmick in itself, but the song used it as such. I guess you could argue that “Soldi”‘s clapping was a gimmick as well. Gimmick doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing, it’s just one of the ways to make your song stand out.
i’ve always loved and supported aiste, even bought her album when i visited lithuania, but as soon as i saw g:son wrote the song i lost all my hopes. those lyrics feature every possible cliché, it’s just not a song ppl want to hear in 2020.
waste of aiste
I love schlager songs. I guess you dont
I was in the filming.
Evgenya Redko blew me away
I’m looking forward to Evgenya – love her music
Even though he has no hype, Lukas Bartaška has an AMAZING voice.
I predict he’ll be one of the six. The juries will value what he brings.
River of Hope was actually in my top 10 of last year’s EA. If he brings a song with a bigger immediate impact, he might do really well. Fingers crossed.
KaYra is qualifying 100%
Most Lithuanians cannot stand her, so I wouldn’t be so sure about 100%.
My prediction is that Aiste will qualify, but won’t be in top 3. I don’t think that her schlager was received as well now as it would be in 2006. It’s enjoyable, but *so* cheesy.
KaYra would be a clear winner for me, but five songs are still unreleased, so there is a chance there is an outstanding one among them.
Not necessarily, Anita. I do enjoy some “cheesy” songs, Unbreakable being one of them. It’s not always easy to define what cheesy is. It can mean over-dramatic without a deep sentiment behind it, but it can also mean unpretentiously fluffy and amusing. It’s a personal perception too, I guess. Songs like Twosome’s Playa are very cheesy/funny, yet so good at it. Even above mentioned Spirit in the Sky has *some* cheesy elements which are cleverly entangled with actual quality stuff. That would make SITS both cheesy and genuinely good song. So, it’s not necessarily a dichotomy. Unfortunately, some cheesy songs… Read more »
Only The Roop and KaYra
Fully agree. Very strong songs!